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About Pac8541

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    Queen Creek
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    Flyfishing, bowhunting, precision rifles, single malt Islay, nicaraguan cigars, common sense and principle-driven behavior.

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  1. Pac8541

    XOP Vanish XT Evo treestand

    Selling my treestand to replace it with something a little bigger. Bought new in Aug, I hung it 3 times during my archery bull hunt. Its been a long time since I've been in a treestand like, 15yrs; being 25' up made me a bit uncomfortable. Those of you accustomed to this however, I think will find this stand perfect. I found it very easy to hang and more stable than I expected. It never moved while I was in it and was as comfortable as one might expect. Super light: with the included straps it came out to just over 12lbs. I strapped it to my backpack to haul in and out of the woods and its size and weight made that easy. Cast aluminum platform with both seat and platform leveling adjustment. Cam buckles with Yak Grip neoprene covers included, comfortable dual-density foam seat that folds up against the tree when you stand. No included harness because honestly, its garbage and is unsafe (I have alternative recommendations for this if interested). Stand only, climbing sticks in photo NOT included. Excellent condition, dead silent, secure. $150
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    Kifaru Eastern Ruck, multicam

    Appreciate it but not interested in trades, thank you.
  3. Like new, used on one 2-day scouting trip and one weekend with the wife (indoors). Typical Kifaru bombproof quality and construction. Zero damage, no stains, 100% as you’d get it from the shop. Top loader with lid, main compartment access through both sides, load lifters, frame stays. https://store.kifaru.net/mobile/eastern-ruck-2800-ci--524-l---3277-ci--537-l-p261.aspx 2800ci Small waistbelt Multicam throughout $250 shipped or FtF. PayPal via friends/family option.
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    2-way radios

    Appreciate the feedback, I am looking hard at a couple Midland radios and will field test them next week when my son and I head out for deer.
  5. Pac8541

    2-way radios

    Thank you man, I've been looking at one of the Midland radios. Hard to find ones that don't get bad-horrible reviews accompanied by legitimate reasoning. Anyone heard of Retevis radios? The RT5 seems to be a pretty good one...
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    2-way radios

    Recommendations? Not looking to spend $300 but in my experience the typical stuff I've seen from big box stores are crap. Looking on Amazon but I don't really know one from the other...
  7. Pac8541

    Kifaru pack, complete.

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    Kifaru pack, complete.

    For sale: Kifaru Hunting Platform frame - 24" ultralight composite stays, small waistbelt (31"-34"), Wolf Grey shoulder straps and belt. Kifaru Argali bag - Wolf Grey, 7000cu.in., 3 compression straps per side, 2 compressions straps on bottom, snow collar that folds over as a lid, 2 rows molle webbing on the bottom third of each side, tab loops for attachment of belt pouches or spotting scope pouch. Kifaru accessories - belt pouch size small, nalgene bottle pouch, Grab It 2 (all accessories in Wolf Grey). Pack has been owned for 2 years and used on 3 hunts and 2 fly fishing trips. I have never transported meat in this pack because I've failed to take an animal each time = no blood or other stains, no odors, no mold/mildew. ZERO rips, tears, or holes; no damage whatsoever to the frame, waistbelt, or shoulder straps. Pack bag and accessories all freshly cleaned in the washing machine and frame washed in the sink; all air-dried in the back yard. Photos below show the pack assembled without any pouches in both a completely compressed/smallest profile mode and filled/expanded with a 12 degree down sleeping bag. In addition to the 6 side compression straps and 2 bottom compression straps, there is also an over-the-top compression strap that runs over the middle of the snow collar. Dual front straps buckle to the lid or the optional Guide or Organizer Pocket lids from Kifaru. I have used this as a day pack compressed all the way down with only rain gear and kill kit in it and hauled enough for 7 days, 6 miles in (70lbs including camera gear and optics). Although I do not own a Stone Glacier, EXO Mountain, or Mystery Ranch pack I cannot imagine a frame handling weight better than this. I've been a Kifaru user since 2002, both overseas in combat and here at home for hunting, fishing, and general backpacking. I am selling this because I need a taller frame and different set up for what I have coming up. $450 firm (will ship at buyers expense). I am in Queen Creek but work in Phoenix. I am able to meet for you to look over and try on most afternoons after 1600 or weekends. Thanks for looking.
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    Firstlite Wick boxer briefs

    LMAO, the responses to this are worth the effort whether I sell them or not! But................ SPF!!
  10. Pac8541

    Firstlite Wick boxer briefs

    No sh!t, I’m expecting a good time...
  11. Pac8541

    Firstlite Wick boxer briefs

    At the risk of sounding a little creepy: Four (4) pairs of aerowool boxer briefs, size Med. Two are unworn, 2 have been worn one time each. All have been washed. These are too big for me at a 31 waist. They do not fit me like a semi-compression short and thats what I prefer. Im 58, 170. If youre a solid 32 waist up to about 36 (depending on how you like them to fit) these would be perfect. They do not shrink in the dryer. I promise Im completely clean, zero diseases or other maladies. Offered at half price, $20 each. I have 2 black, 1 tan, and 1 green. All 4 for $75.
  12. 12 Black Eagle X-Impact shafts, 250/.001, 27" carbon to carbon. Purchased new and built to test various point weights and fletch configurations. The fletched shafts (8) have seen no more than 4 shots per shaft and none have hit anything but a Rinehart broadhead target. The dozen have built as follows: 4 unfletched bare shafts, no inserts, nock only. 6 Flex Fletch FFP300 vanes (3" parabolic) 4-fletch, VAP grey half-out, VPA aluminum footer. 2 Flex Fletch FFP360 vanes (3.6" parabolic) 3-fletch, VAP grey half-out, VPA aluminum footer. The VAP half-out and VPA footer weigh a total of 42gr for those of you calculating FOC. Both can be removed and the shaft cleaned up if you prefer a different insert/half-out/outsert. These are Black Eagle's nano diameter shaft with an inside diameter of .165". They are 250 spine and .001" straightness tolerance, 9.5gr per inch. I have a 27.5" draw length and these are cut long for my preference; the arrow I've decided on is cut an inch shorter. These will include all orange Black Eagle micro nocks and new/unused black aluminum outserts, both of which are included when purchased retail. If you are 28.5" draw length or shorter and need a stiff, lightweight shaft these are in perfect condition. Selling due to my need for a weaker spined shaft. $100, firm.
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    Insert/outsert glue

    Did that. He recommended AAE Max Impact. But again, my suspicion is that this will fail in our heat because Brent advertises it as being heat removable which plays directly into one of the major benefits of the Valkyrie system that the components are reusable. I've taken apart many arrows by heating a field point and pulling the things apart but this appears to be designed to do that. I also called AAE with the same question. They believe I won't have any problems. Just wondering what everyone is using and whether or not they've experienced similar problems.
  14. I recently made the commitment to try the Valkyrie Archery system. Its a lot of money but the longevity and precision of their products appeal to me. It attaches to the shaft with a glue on outsert, the "centerpin sleeve" as they call it. This puts a premium on the quality of glue and the adhesion you get. I've tried 2-part epoxy which winds up being too thick for the space within the sleeve and shaft to get in there well. I've tried Gorilla Glue which is what Valkyrie features in their installation video before now recommending AAE Max Impact. In both instances I've had the field point and sleeve pull off the shaft when removing them from a Rinehart target, 4 times. The same thing happened with Easton Ti half-outs prior to this. I'm prepping the shaft with acetone and sandpaper, cleaning the inside of the sleeves, and letting them cure overnight. I suspect heat, both ambient air temp and friction, is degrading the integrity of the glue. I'm trying the AAE Max Impact now but that product also lists as one of its advantages the ability to heat and remove components so honestly, this may be a step backwards. What bombproof, temp resistant glue have you guys been using that stand up to daily shooting? Other than this issue I'm very happy with the performance of this system. Thanks.
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    Kifaru. You won't ever need another pack.